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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 16, April 16, 2006, Article 11

NUMISMATIC TITLES REPRINTED BY UNIVERSITY OF MIGHIGAN

Ed Snible writes: "The University of Michigan Library has gotten
into the reprint business.  Their first numismatic titles were
issued late last year.

Amazon lists the publisher as "Scholarly Publishing Office,
University of Michigan Library".  That office has a web site, 
umdl.umich.edu, but it doesn't mention reprints.

Quality control can't be very high, as at least one title is
Misspelled.  Also, the UofM has neglected to supply author's
names to Amazon, except as part of titles.

Some of these books are also available for free through
books.google.com -- but not all -- suggesting that the UofM is
picking titles rather than reprinting everything Google scans.
The first title choices are rather odd, though.  Not what I
would have chosen.

I recently used the UofM's MITS service (Michigan Information
Transfer Source) lib.umich.edu/mits to obtain a
printout of a rare 1885 book.  MITS prices are about the same
as other libraries' copy services, 25 cents a page, the benefit
of MITS is that you get the option of downloading a PDF instead
of waiting in the mail for Xeroxes.  MITS won't copy whole
copyrighted books, though.  I recommend this service."

amazon.com
books.google.com/
The coinages of the world; ancient and modern. By Geo. D. Mathews.
Illustrated with several hundred engravings of the principal
coins (312 pages, $24, reprint from 1876)

amazon.com/gp/product/1425545599
A description of ancient and modern coins, in the cabinet
collection at the Mint of the United States. Prepared and
arranged under the direction of James Ross Snowden
(420 pages, $27, year ???)

amazon.com/gp/product/1418199567
Catalogue of a selection from Colonel Leake's Greek coins,
exhibited in the Fitzwilliam museum, by Churchill Babington
(54 pages, $15, from 1867)

amazon.com/gp/product/1418198161
Catalogue of the cabinet of coins belonging to Yale college,
deposited in the College library (48 pages, $12, from 1863)

amazon.com/gp/product/1425528368
Coins, medals, and seals, ancient and modern. Illustrated
and described. With a sketch of the history of coins and
coinage, instructions for young collectors, ... and American
coins, medals and tokens, &c. (302 pages, $24, from 1861)

amazon.com/gp/product/1425509355
New varieties of gold and silver coins, counterfeit coins,
ad bullion; with mint values(SIC!)
(132 pages, $17, from 1850)"

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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